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Actors Wanted for Feature Film - 'When We Arrive'

Actors Wanted for Feature Film - 'When We Arrive'

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Arabic speaking Actors based in UK / US/ EU / Middle East/ Canada.

Casting Director: Mark Summers Casting
Shooting Location: Oman
Casting: When we arrive ( feature film )
Casting date: Ongoing / Self TAPE / CASTING STUDIO
Shoot Dates: Overall shooting 5th Jan -6th Feb TBC
Callbacks: TBC
Fees: TBC

We are casting a super low budget independent feature film in Arabic.
Sorry but have a very quick turnaround on this production.

It is a great script that makes you think & touches your heart. The film has great parts for both child & adult performers. We personally love this script & wanted to work on this production. This is the sort of a movie that will make people think.

Actors will be paid a weekly rate + travel accommodation / per diems etc. Economy flights.


The United Nations estimates at least 2.5 million migrants worldwide were smuggled in 2019. The story is set around a group of strangers in the middle east who are now refugees and were forced to leave their homeland. They are being smuggled in the back of a truck. Each person has their own story to tell.

We are looking to cast actors that speak fluent Arabic ONLY.

They can be based in the UK / EU / Middle East/ Canada.

We will do most of the auditions via self-tape .

It will be filmed just outside Muscat in Oman on a massive estate with accommodation.



PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED.
Both artists & crew will be asked to quarantine for the 1st 5 days. It will be a small crew & a closed set and full COVID safely measures will be in place.
Artists may have to quarantine when they return to their home country pending the rules in each country.
We have scripts in both English & Arabic but All talent must be fluent in Arabic

We are looking to cast a very strong cast of actors. They should be all Middle Eastern heritage.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by local 'working with children' regulations. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Job payment

Payment TBC

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Aisha

Arabic / middle eastern heritage - must be fluent Arabic. Playing age 30 looks a bit older due to stress. She was a homemaker & mother. Her husband was killed in bomb attack. Aisha is in the back of her truck with her 9-month-old baby Luna who she lives for. Aisha used to watch a lot of Turkish soap operas but stopped because of the war, strong actress needed.

Female, aged 30 to 40

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic

Applications closed 9 December 2020.

Faisal

Arabic / middle eastern heritage - must be fluent Arabic. Playing age late30’s -40s’ The antagonist in the grey area. Faisal represents how war could change a person. He once had his own family & has lost everything important to him. He drinks & chain-smokes as a way to ease the pain he does not like the kids & makes fun of them

Male, aged 36 to 50

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic

Applications closed 9 December 2020.

Samar

Arabic / middle eastern heritage - must be fluent Arabic. Playing age 22 Samar was a teaching assistant that is very maternal & always has a bag of sweets for the kids. Her parents sacrificed their lives to send her on the truck.

Female, aged 22 to 26

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic

Applications closed 9 December 2020.

Sham

Arabic / middle eastern heritage Playing age 14 but we want to cast an actress 18 + that looks younger . She is a teenager that happens to be deaf. We ideally would love to cast an Arabic actress that is deaf or an actress fluent in signing .

Female, aged 18 to 24

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic

Applications closed 9 December 2020.

Osman

Arabic / middle eastern heritage - must be fluent Arabic. Playing age 16 turning 17 years old. We would like to cast an actor 18+ He is a teenager he has nothing in life apart from his football shirt. He is not a big reader loves football & pulp fiction, he listens to a lot of sad music like cigs after sex 1975. Before the war he would look after his grandmother. He doesn't like Fasisal as he picks on the younger children. He has a crush on Samar.

Male, aged 18 to 24

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic

Applications closed 9 December 2020.

Adam

Arabic / middle eastern heritage Playing age 10 (the director would love to cast an older child that can play younger) He is the leader of the kids Look more mature than his 10 years of age. Adam has scruffy hair, he’s really skinny & short. Due to war Adam has had to grow up fast. He gets up & looks for food with his younger brother Mustafa. He tries to teach Mustafa from an old school book he has found. All he wants to be is a good role model for his younger brother and make his late fath

Male, aged 13 to 16

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic

Applications closed 9 December 2020.

Mustafa

Arabic / middle eastern heritage - must be fluent Arabic. Playing age 6-8 years old ( the director would love to cast an older child that can play younger) He loves superheroes D.C & Marvel films. He also loves it when his brother reads a Grade 1 school book over and over again. He listens to a lot of songs his parents loved like Bella ciao . He doesn’t think about long-term happiness he tries to in the moment and makes the most of every minute.

Male, aged 8 to 12

  • Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
  • Languages: Arabic

Applications closed 9 December 2020.

Previous audition:
Fisherman Extra Needed for Short Film

Next audition:
Various Crew Needed for Feature Film

Listing created: 3 December 2020
Applications closed: 9 December 2020
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